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New nonfiction prize launched for books on contemporary India

The New India Foundation has announced the establishment of the New India Foundation Book Prize for nonfiction books. The annual prize, worth Rs 15 lakhs (A$29,600), will be awarded to a nonfiction book about any aspect of India since the country gained independence.

The prize is open to nonfiction books tackling modern India across any genre published in the previous calendar year, and is open to all authors independent of their nationality. Books originally written in English as well as those translated into English are eligible for the prize.

Publishers, authors and individuals can nominate books for the prize. Nominations close on 1 June 2018, and the winner will be announced at the Bangalore Literature Festival in October.

For more information, see the New India Foundation website.


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